Snorkel's Canditions

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 9, 2021

Entered the canyon at the ‘more fun’ entrance as described by some beta sites. Only knee deep water in occasional spots. First keeper completely dry with 10’ exit. Worked well with a partner stand and handline from a potshot. Second keeper filled with sand.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 21, 2021

Canyon is completely dry until the final narrows and warm spring. Beautiful time of year to be out with pleasant temperatures on the long desert hike. Easy navigation on well defined paths both into and out of the canyon. Car to car 10 hours with four folks. We replaced frayed webbing and removed hollow aluminum rap rings at anchors. Water is clear and pleasant for a canyon.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 4, 2020

The approach to the canyon itself is the crux move right now. The road through Zion Ponderosa is passable to within a mile of the observation point trailhead. The trail to the descent gulley is quite muddy while the descent gulley itself is covered in thick, icy snow. We set a few ropes to safely descend the gulley and the cautious approach ate up a lot of time. Once down in the canyon the snow relented and we enjoyed a casual romp through Mystery. All anchors looked in good shape except for the webbing color (bright red and even neon yellow). Those with more time on their trip might consider replacing these eyesores. Mid-canyon lake was fully dry and we only encountered shin deep water until reaching the spring. Handline to traverse to the spring anchor was also in great shape. Altogether a wonderful time to venture through Mystery as long as you can get through the descent gulley.